We Indians love food that beat with rhythm on our taste buds. Achar or pickle plays a crucial role in Indian cuisine. All Indian achar are invigorating; sharp, uplifting and stimulates the senses with a burst of flavor. They come in varieties, filled with inexplicable aromatic blend of flavors and are truly therapeutic.
I miss those afternoons when we would steal away quietly and scoop out pickle from the jars sitting in the sun. Some tart, some sweet, some spicy and some with all the flavors blended together. Different kinds for different times and moods. There is an untold charm and satisfaction in furtively licking out the achar from the palm our hands. It is a pleasure of a “conquest”, just because we were not supposed to do so. That feeling is lost forever for I have no restriction now.